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Aftershocks of ADA Resolution 37 Begin to Hit Some Sedation Dentists Hard

In the wake of the ADA’s adoption of Resolution 37 last October, the regulatory landscape for sedation dentists is rapidly changing, creating confusion and impacting a growing number of dental practices.

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Help Sedating a Patient Who Requires Higher Airway Attention

What are the considerations for a middle aged patient who is overweight and requires greater attention to the airway during sedation? DOCS Education faculty weigh in.

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Packing for Vacation: How to Leave Stress Behind

Stress is a constant companion for medical professionals, and burnout is one of most commonly-reported mental health complaints associated with medicine.

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Five Easy Steps to Fix Your Front Desk Information Pipeline

Struggling to manage patient care and the administrative demands of a busy office? Supercharge your front desk with these solutions to streamline your conduit to the outside world.

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The Struggle to Stay Abreast of Medical Pharmacology

A steady stream of new, more potent medications and rapidly changing regulations are placing a heavy burden on dentists as they try to keep up with dosing and drug interaction restrictions.

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Ondansetron Usage Before and After Sedation Appointment

Dr. Wellbrock weighs in on how to manage a patient who experiences nausea during sedation appointments.

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How to Terminate an Employee Safely and with Confidence

Learn how to dismiss a troublesome employee legally and confidently with Paul Edwards of CEDR HR Solutions.

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Three Amazing Dental Discoveries You Didn’t Hear About this Week

You can tell a lot from teeth, and researchers continue to decode what dental health can tell us about systemic health. These three studies show that there is always new territory to be covered in dental research!

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Oral Sedation is Not for Extremely Ill Patients

Dr. Wellbrock explains why oral sedation, despite its wide therapeutic range and efficacy, is not a catch-all for patients with certain serious health issues.

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Drilling for Danger – Prions found to be Transmissible in Aerosols

A study has confirmed that prions – responsible for diseases like Mad Cow – can be transmitted and infective through aerosolized droplets of fluid, such as those produced during a dental procedure.

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A member has been on a losing streak when it comes to keeping his patients numb and comfortable for restorations. Why isn't the anesthetic as effective?
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A patient presents with multiple medical conditions, including bipolar disorder, diabetes and an active HCV infection. To top it all off, she's a smoker. Should the clinician proceed with oral conscious sedation?
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Does that seem like a ridiculous question to you? Unfortunately, it's not so preposterous according to a new study published in the Journal Nature.
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Should you be trying to control a patient's blood pressure with medication before, during or after a sedation appointment? A DOCS Education member wonders why DOCS Education courses don't cover this topic. Drs. Wellbrock and Goyal advise.
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700-plus. That's the current estimate for the number of different bacteria types that live in the human oral cavity. Major advances in DNA sequencing technologies are opening up new areas of research into the human microbiome. Study results already look promising.
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Americans are addicted to sweet, but both sugar and artificial sweeteners have serious health risks. How can dentists help patients understand the consequences of their sugary addictions? Get the facts, sweetheart.
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